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Discoveries

Total Number of new species discovered since 2006: 76

Fish

All Discovered by Prosanta Chakrabarty

  1. Nandus prolixus (2006)
  2. Photoplagios laterofenestra (2007)
  3. Nuchequula mannusella (2007)
  4. Equulites absconditus (2010)
  5. Milyeringa brooksi (2010)
  6. Halieutichthys bispinosus (2010)
  7. Halieutichthys intermedius (2010)
  8. Profundulus kreiseri  (2012)
  9. Typhleotris mararybe (2012)
  10. Roeboides bussingi (2013)
  11. Amblyopsis hooseri (2014)
  12. Caecieleotris morrisi (2016)

Amphibians & Reptiles

Discovered by Christopher Austin and listed graduate students

  1. Platymantis latro (2007)
  2. Platymantis admiraltiensis (2007)
  3. Ophiomegistus spectabilis (2007)
  4. Lipinia inexpectata (2007)
  5. Eutropis tammanna (2008)
  6. Plasmodium Gemini (2009)
  7. Plasmodium megalotrypa (2009)
  8. Plasmodium koreafense (2009)
  9. Plasmodium minuoviride (2009)
  10. Emoia tuitarere (2011 – Austin, Hamilton)
  11. Falcaustra tannaensis (2010)
  12. Paedophryne swiftorum (2012 – Austin, Eric Rittmeyer)
  13. Paedophryne amanuensis (2012 – Austin, Eric Rittmeyer)
  14. Eimeria zugi (2013)
  15. Eimeria nuiailan (2013)
  16. Eimeria auffenbergi (2013)
  17. Eimeria lipinia (2013)
  18. Eimeria lesson (2013)
  19. Eimeria Melanesia (2013)
  20. Eimeria krausi (2014)
  21. Eimeria greeri (2014)
  22. Eimeria burseyi (2014)
  23. Eimeria goldbergi (2014)
  24. Eimeria boulengeri (2014)
  25. Eimeria niuginiensis (2014)
  26. Eimeria perkinsae (2014)
  27. Tribolonotus parkeri (2017 - Austin, Eric Rittmeyer)
  28. Stegonotus derooijae (2017 - Austin, Sara Ruane, John McVay)
  29. Stegonotus admiraltiensis (2017 - Austin, Sara Ruane, John McVay)
  30. Stegonotus iridis (2017 - Austin, Sara Ruane, John McVay)
  31. Stegonotus melanolabiatus (2017 - Austin, Sara Ruane, John McVay)
  32. Tribolonutus choiseulensis (2017)

Birds

Discovered by those in parentheses

  1. Cnipodectes superrufus (2007 – Dan Lane, Thomas Valqui)
  2. Scytalopus petrophilus (2010 – Bret Whitney)
  3. Turdus sanchezorum (2011 – John O’Neill, Dan Lane, Luciano Naka)
  4. Capito fitzpatricki (2012 – Glenn Seeholzer, Mike Harvey)
  5. Thryophilus sernai (2012 – Andres Cuervo)
  6. Orthotomus chaktomuk (2013 – Fred Sheldon)
  7. Nystalus obamai (2013 – Bret Whitney, Marco Rego)
  8. Lepidocolaptes fatimalimae (2013 – Luciano Naka)
  9. Epinecrophylla dentei (2013 – Bret Whitney, Gustavo Bravo, Nati Aristizabal)
  10. Myrmotherula oreni (2013 – Bret Whitney)
  11. Herpsilochmus stotzi (2013 – Gustavo Bravo)
  12. Herpsilochmus praedictus (2013 – Bret Whitney, Gustavo Bravo)
  13. Hypocnemis rondoni (2013 – Bret Whitney, Gustavo Bravo, Nati Aristizabal)
  14. Zimmerius chicomendesi (2013 – Bret Whitney)
  15. Tolmomyias sucunduri (2013 – Bret Whitney)
  16. Polioptila attenboroughi (2013 – Bret Whitney, Brian Smith)
  17. Scytalopus gonzagai (2014 – Bret Whitney)
  18. Machaeropterus eckelberryi (2017 - Dane Lane, John O'Neill)
  19. Myrmoderus eowilsoni (2017 - Andre Moncrieff, Oscar Johnson, Dan Lane)

Mammals

Discovered by Jake Esselstyn--unless otherwise specified

  1. Thomomys nayarensis (2013 – Verity Mathis, Mark Hafner)
  2. Crocidura abscondita (2014)
  3. Hyorhinomys stuempkei (2015)
  4. Waiomys mamasae (2015)
  5. Scutisorex thori (2013)
  6. Crocidura newmarki (2015)
  7. Crocidura munissii (2015)
  8. Crocidura mdumai (2015)
  9. Bunomys torajae (2014)
  10. Apomys lubangensis (2014)
  11. Apomys iridensis (2015)
  12. Gracilimus radix (2016)
  13. Crocidura umbra (2017 - Esselstyn, Terry Demos)
  14. Palawanosorex muscorum (2018 - Esselstyn, Tom Giarla)

 

Genetic Resources Collection

Oldest collection of its kind --established in 1979

More than 100,000 Tissues in the Collection

  • 80,000 birds
  • 8,000 mammals
  • 20,000 herps
  • 8,000 fish

The collection loans more than 1000 specimens per year

 

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